When mounting mufflers you are supposed to somehow slide
2 nuts in the slot on the back of the muffler and try to get
them lined up with your mounting bracket, which usually involves
dropping them several times and not being able to find them
anymore, followed by a lot of swearing and cursing... That is
why I like to machine and tap a steel strip that slides into
the muffler to avoid all the stress. The pipes have been treated
with a Cerakote in titanium color by the way, I am quite happy
how they turned out!
|Back to the handlebars, last time we bent some new handlebar
tubes as the Pangeaspeed bars were too low and were hitting the
tank. I plugwelded the 2 threaded plugs that I had made into the
bars after I had determined the sitting position I wanted, then
installed an internal throttle from Calles Chopperdelar (Sweden)
The Calle internal throttle kit is a bit cheaper then the
Tolle version I usually use, as Tolle uses ball bearings and
Calle uses bronze bushings. No problem with a bit of grease.
First step is to cut 100 mm off the handlebar where the new
throttle will go According to the instructions the new throttle
would be held in place by a tiny setscrew, but I used 4 plugwelds
instead. I want this bike to be idiot proof, haha!
I am working on a cleaner solution for brake and clutch
handles and also made a special crossbar for the handlebars
that can double as a mount for the navigation; this way when
the navi is removed no ugly plastic brackets stay behind!